Scottish poet, dramatist.
Her plays, mainly in verse, were highly praised at a period when serious drama was in decline; wrote her "Plays on the Passions," 3 vol., 1798-1812.
It is so seldom that a young fellow has any inclination for the company of an old man. . .
The mind cloth shape itself to its own wants And can bear all things.
He that will not give some portion of his ease, his blood, his wealth, for other's good, is a poor, frozen churl.
How do men act, when they together stand, on the last perch of this swiftly-sinking wreck? Do they not bravely give their parting cheer, And make their last voice loud and boIdly sound Amidst the hollow roarings of the storm?
Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.